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hello i am philippa thomas and this is outside source. donald trump has taken a break from his is outside source. donald trump has taken a breakfrom his holidays is outside source. donald trump has taken a break from his holidays to say this. north korea had best not make any more threats to the united states. they will be met with fire, and fury. a vote of no—confidence injacob zuma in south africa ended like this. a vote of no-confidence is accordingly negatives. this is the eighth no—confidence vote that the president has the vibe. meanwhile, counting is underway in the general in kenya. we could get you the latest from the track of the world athletics championships as well as telling you more about the norovirus virus that has affected some of the athletes there. welcome to outside source. this is
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botswa na's welcome to outside source. this is botswana's isaac welcome to outside source. this is botswa na's isaac makwala. welcome to outside source. this is botswana's isaac makwala. one of the favourites to win a medal at the world athletics championships taking place here on monday. but he has been struck down by the norovirus as have many athletes at the games. officials are trying to limit the spread of the virus which has already affected many competitors and staff. this is the time when the world's best athletes should be concentrating on their rivals. instead these competitors and coaches today found themselves at the centre of a suspected outbreak of the highly contagious vomiting bug norovirus at this team hotel. yesterday the world's best 200 metre runner, issac makwala, was forced to withdraw
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from the event. the botswanan medal prospect one of 30 athletes and support staff reporting illness. i felt heartbroken yesterday. i worked hard for this and it is sad for me because i was top of my game coming here. i was ready to make everything possible. i came here for a medal. despite saying he was fit to compete, issac makwala was ruled out of the 400 metre final by the athletics governing body's medical advisers. this usually lasts between 28 and 48 hours. the important thing is if people have it, to stay away from other people so they are not at risk of passing it on. and to be very scrupulous about washing their hands when they have been to the toilet or they have vomited. in a statement today the hotel said that following a joint investigation with public health authorities it had been discovered that the source of the illness was not here. and that strict hygiene protocols have now been put in place. world championship organisers meanwhile said they're doing everything they can. but how could this happen?
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i guess in any event when you have 20,000 people minimum that we have accredited coming in from every corner of the world, there is a possibility that someone might come in with a bug. and we think that is probably what has happened here. there has been all sorts of food poisoning and all the medical experts, public health, safety, have said it is not, it is gastroenteritis. some german and canadian athletes staying at the tower hotel are being found alternative accommodation. and with six days of competition left, organisers must now hope the situation has been contained. the un human rights have accused authorities of using excessive force against demonstrators. there have been deaths of 46. they have also talked about demonstrators resorting to violence. the interviews
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conducted remotely by the un human rights team paint a picture of widespread and systematic use of this excessive force and arbitrary detention against protesters in venezuela. there are patterns of other human rights violations including violent house raids, torture and ill—treatment of those detained in connection with the protest. katie watson spoke to me earlier about the sao paulo reaction. this bears out what has been heard. the government has been very firm up until now saying that these protests have been carried out by what they call terrorists and they have not
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been backing down on that. but there is more and more criticism which —— heaped on the administration that they have used excessive force and protesters have said that these confrontations have turned violent because of the force from the security authorities and the police on the ground in venezuela. remind us on the ground in venezuela. remind us what the government in venezuela has been doing to crackdown on political opponents? well, according to this report, more than 5000 arbitrary detentions have taken place. more than 1000 still detained. the government has been very strong on trying to clamp down on what they call disruption and the opposition say that they are getting their voices heard. they are on the streets to protest against what they call the creeping dictatorship. that the only place they can protest is on the streets because all the democratic and political avenues are
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being closed off. so that is their way to rally against the government and ask for change. time for sport. we have already heard about the virus. let's hear about what is happening what is —— about what is happening what is —— about what is happening what is —— about what is happening on the track. that story that dan was talking about has moved on. away from the track, the man who was challenging for the 400 metres, isaac makwala, he missed the 200 metre heats 24 hours ago after being told he could not compete because of illness. he attempted to enter the arena this evening only to be turned away by security. the chief executive officer of botswana athletics has told the bbc that no formal
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communication between iaaf and botswa na communication between iaaf and botswana athletes took place. he said he met makwala earlier and he was ready and willing to go. no medical test was done, he said and he was sent back to the hotel when he was sent back to the hotel when he tried to enter and he has to to be quarantined for 48 hours. then someone be quarantined for 48 hours. then someone from the botswana medical tea m someone from the botswana medical team said that nobody was present from their team and the iaaf said that that was eligible at the recorded and they send out an e—mail to the botswana athletics delegation. this ain't makwala was left by himself for half an hour. —— they say that makwala was left. this story is going to run further for the time being. the 800 metres men's final is taking place. amos is the favourite. it is coming towards the end, i should be able to give you the result. then the 400 metres taking place, the
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final with the olympic champion and world record—holder taking in that. ina lot world record—holder taking in that. in a lot of drama they're taking place with the athletics and quite a high profile football match. the european super cup between manchester united and real madrid. they are into the final couple of minutes of stoppage time. real madrid players and handed them a 2—0 lead. romelu lukaku took one back for manchester united. currently this core is 2—1 with around two and a half minutes in that match. —— currently the school. the french athlete has won the 800 metres men's final. nigel amos, the favourite at the start. that was in the last 15 or 20 seconds. we are
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right up to date! we have a bit more sport to bring you. the women's rugby world cup starts on wednesday taking place in dublin and belfast and holders england playing spain in the opening game. catherine downes is an island for us. england come into this world cup as defending champions and the world's number one test side. but according to these squad, none of that matters now. spain is theirfirst squad, none of that matters now. spain is their first match. squad, none of that matters now. spain is theirfirst match. it should be a straightforward match, spain not known as a 15 a—side power, but good at rugby sevens. that means that the england coach has the luxury of leaving 392 caps on the bed, giving 12 debutants their first taste of world cup action. we have come here along with 11 other teams for the start of a brand—new competition. what has gone before has gone before, the slate is
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wiped clean and everybody is fighting for that trophy come the end of the condition. as for wells, their opening match is a real tough one against the four times world champions the black firms. their group will not get any easier because they then take on —— the black ferns. then they take on canada. hong kong are taking their world debut. ireland wrap things up tomorrow evening taking on australia. they will be full of confidence after knocking out the black ferns at the last world championships, ending their long run. they will need some confidence. they have a new captain leading ireland on home soil. they kick off at 7pm irish time. plenty of time for dubliners to get out here and cheer on their side. stay with us on outside source. after the break, the
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price of progress, can historic architecture in china be saved from the march of money. almost 40% of maternity wards in england closed their doors to expectant mothers last year. that is the result of a freedom of information requests made by the labour party. there were more than 380 separate occasions when units were closed, up from 2014. the most common reasons were shortages of staff or beds. this report from our health correspondent. midwives provide specialist care to some of the health service's most vulnerable patients, but a shortage of staff, combined with a rising birth rate, means some maternity units are struggling. what shall we draw? two years ago, rachel hall went into labour, but her local unit was temporarily closed and she faced a 30 mile road trip to an alternative hospital. fortunately, all was well in the end
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and daughter isabelle is thriving, but for rachel the memories are still vivid. when i was told that the hospital was closed, i was absolutely devastated. i didn't know what to do. i think i actually went into shock to start off with because ijust went really, really quiet and then ijust burst into tears and was, like, uncontrollably crying because ijust didn't know what was going to happen. so it was quite scary not knowing that my hospital wouldn't take me. this is one of the hospitals that had to close the doors of its maternity unit at least once during 2016. now everyone agrees that at times managers may have to do that if the safety of mothers and babies is being compromised during extremely busy periods. it happens. births are extremely difficult to plan for, but experts warn that if it happens too frequently, well, that's the sign of a system under stress. the royal college of midwives believes there's a shortfall of 3,500 expert maternity staff and that's what's behind the increase in closures. it's very rare for maternity units
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to be closed and the fact that we've seen a 70% increase in how often that's happening, i think should give us cause for serious concern. peaks and troughs in the birth rate always have an impact on maternity services and more midwives are being trained. the department of health says hospitals need to use temporary closures to manage those peaks in admissions and it argues it's misleading to use these figures to indicate a shortage of staff because of the difficulties around planning for births. dominic hughes, bbc news. you are watching outside source. our lead story, president trump says
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that if north korea makes more threats towards the united states, it will be met with fire, fury and power the like of which the world has never seen. votes are being counted in kenya's general election. people waited in long queues to vote for local representatives, parliamentarians and the president. it is that last about that international attention is really focused on. we can bring you an update here. the kenyan president ta kes a update here. the kenyan president takes a lead in the early tallies. there are millions more votes to be counted and some results may be disputed but that appears to be where it is going. let us remind you who we are talking about. this is the incumbent president, larue kenny at, who is standing again and he will accept the will of the people.
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his opponent is his long—standing opponent, mr odinga. there have been hitches but the vote has gone smoothly in most places. international monitors are there, including john kerry, who said he was glad to be there in a key election, he said there was a lot riding ona election, he said there was a lot riding on a free, fair and safe election. the bbc has a big team in kenya and here is one report. in the dockers before dawn, they waited. some camp is hoping to be first. —— in the darkness. they turned up eager to vote. here in nairobi, kenya and have been braving the cold and the rain, waiting to exercise their right to vote. once the process is done, all eyes will
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be watching for the results. it is the vote for the presidency which is attracting the most attention. the incumbent president, kenyatta, is hoping to retain power. but mr odinga is hoping to replace him. the leader would need more than half the votes to avoid a run—off. it will all be down to what the people decide. it will be the fourth selection —— successful election and i hope the kenyan is given as a peaceful election. no matter who wins. i want to exercise my democratic rights and secondly, i wa nt democratic rights and secondly, i want to vote for the right person to have the next government for the development of our country. for my children's feature. i have been voting since the first president of kenya and i think now this is the fourth president and i am here,
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whether it rained all shines. we are very happy. the electoral authority has been under intense pressure to deliver a transparent and fair election. the country's security hinges on the success of this election and canyons hope there faith in the system will be rewarded. —— kenyan people. another update a short time ago. this is the main place where the declaration will be made. results are trickling in. the adding of these votes is happening automatically in the electronic system and everybody can see the results as they trickle in across the country through the electoral commission's website as well as through the local media channels which have been updating people 24 /7.
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the latest update is that at least one eighth of the votes, presidential votes count, is already end. -- is —— is already in. by morning, we might have a clear indication how this vote is going to go. do you expect security to be very tight? that depends on how the losers react and what they tell their supporters. most of the post—election violence we have seen in the past has happened as a result of that reaction from the election losers. what is new about this election is that we have so many co ntesta nts, election is that we have so many contestants, more election is that we have so many co ntesta nts, more tha n election is that we have so many contestants, more than 14,000 candidates vying for 1800 positions. that means a large number of them
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are going to lose. so how they react is going to have an impact on the mood in the country. rex cillessen is that the summit in manila. and he made a stop in thailand to urge the kingdom the car business ties with north korea. this is an attempt to stall the region. —— the country. he is only spending a few hours in
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each country. there are important issues at stake here in thailand. he wa nts to issues at stake here in thailand. he wants to see thailand restored to its central role in asean, and it is in disagreement with china about how to deal with north korea. the crisis there has woken me us up as to how much diplomatic ground the us has lost in this region. the us also wa nts to re bala nce lost in this region. the us also wants to rebalance trade which is heavily weighted in favour of thai exports and it was to restore the military partnership between these two countries. having such a senior official here after downgraded ties
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because of the military coup, it is a big step. let's take you to the yunnan province in the south—western china. it is famed for its unique architecture because it is cheaper to destroy an old house than —— and build a new one, than to restore architecture. here, they have been very successful with their dying business. they have been able to upgrade the family home. half of the house has been knocked down and the new wing is very different. and while we have been on air, some breaking news. if! and while we have been on air, some breaking news. if i say rhinestone cowboy, you know who i'm talking about. glen campbell has died at the age of 81. he was famous for the
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song. he had been suffering from alzheimer's disease for several yea rs alzheimer's disease for several years and is finally says he has finally succumbed. there will be a lot more to say about glen campbell on bbc news. thank you for being with us on outside source. thank you forjoining me. we try to give you some detail on what is coming up on the weather front in the next few days. let me take you back a couple of days. nothing wrong with that summary seen from bridlington. that is just at the start of tuesday. what a transformation. bridlington wasn't alone in experiencing a very wet tuesday. this is not all of the
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figures. there was rain after those readings were taken. coming from quite an active weather front tied in with an area of low pressure. the low— pressure in with an area of low pressure. the low—pressure migrating further north into the heart of scandinavia but it is leaving behind this very active weather front and a very slow—moving front. it gets away from birmingham in the first part of the day that lingers across east anglia and the south—east. it is because of that that the met office has warnings that the met office has warnings that we could see rainfall totals getting up to 60 to 80 millimetres in some areas. but many northern and western parts beginning to benefit from this area of western area of high pressure —— this area of high pressure. but of wednesday's rainfall gets away from east anglia and the south—east and many may
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enjoy consecutive dry days which i will say with relish because we have not enjoyed that too often this summer. can we make it three in a row? it is obvious that this —— from this chart that an area of low pressure with wind and rain will come increasingly across the uk and gets right down into the south—eastern quarter. will this variability continue into the weekend? variability continue into the weekend ? thankfully, variability continue into the weekend? thankfully, no. just for long enough, we are going to see a little bells of high pressure moving in across the british isles. the frontal system will clear away from the south—east and then there will bea the south—east and then there will be a mixture of dry weather and a passing shower. not too much breeze. here comes sunday. devoid of frontal systems, many areas could well get away with another dry day. but
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lurking behind, sign of things to come because as we get onto the start of next week, the jet stream will take up this sort of orientation and again, the jet strea m orientation and again, the jet stream is the feature that steers the weather systems around the globe and it is pointing very much towards the british isles. high—pressure still there to be had tantalisingly close, just the south of the british isles. but along the line of the jet strea m isles. but along the line of the jet stream and away towards the north, that mechanism will steer areas of low— pressure that mechanism will steer areas of low—pressure perilously close to the british isles. the high—pressure tending to kill off the activity of these fronts as they trail towards these fronts as they trail towards the british isles. so that is why we are thinking that the dryer area will be the south and there will be a time some fairly wet and windy weather towards the north. because that direction of flow is coming from a cooler atlantic, temperatures show no signs of giving us a
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heatwave. tonight at ten: south africa's president zuma narrowly survives his latest vote of no confidence. celebrations outside parliament as the result of the secret ballot was announced. president zuma said it showed the strength of his party. the anc is there. it is powerful, it is big, it is difficult to defeat the anc. but it's the 8th vote of no confidence he has faced in less than a decade amid continuing allegations of corruption. after some of his own party voted against, we'll be asking what impact it will have on his leadership? also tonight. anger at the world championships after one of the favourites to win the 400m is told he can't compete following an outbreak of norovirus. iwas... really, i was at the top of my game to come here.
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